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Conference Day 1

THURSDAY 22 JULY 2021

Please note that the programme featured below is provisional and may be subject to change. 

Keynote session: INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES BEYOND THE PANDEMIC

Moderator: Jeff Blackbeard, Regional Director: Africa and Middle East, Moore Global, South Africa

09:30

Welcoming remarks – host port authority

Osório Lucas, Chief Executive Officer, Maputo Port Development Company, Mozambique

09:40

Opening remarks – host rail authority

Miguel Matabel, Chairman of the Board of Directors, CFM, Mozambique

09:50

Ministerial keynote address

Honourable Janfar Abdulai, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Mozambique

10:20

Panel discussion: Covid-19 through investors’ eyes. Leading investors and financiers share their experiences and expectations before investing in transport infrastructure projects.
  • Assessing investment opportunities
  • How much risk are DFIs and banks willing to take on post pandemic?
  • Considerations for PPPs beyond 2021
  • Trends driving infrastructure spend: SANRAL R500-million in road infrastructure project
  • Outlining and problem shooting short-term financial pressures

Panellists:
Brian Dlamini, Deal Originator: International Financing, DBSA, South Africa
Pietro Toigo, Country Manager, African Development Bank Group, Mozambique
Ed Stumpf, Investment Director, AIIM, South Africa
Humphrey Nwungo, Regional Chief Operating Officer, Afrexim Bank
Jeremy Gorelick, Strategic Advisor, Green Finance Institute

11:30

Networking lunch | Exhibition

SESSION 2: MAKING TRANSPORT WORK FOR AFRICAN TRADE

Moderator: Prof. Andrea Giuricin, CEO, TRA Consulting, Italy

13:30

Presentation: Making transport work for African trade

Danilo Nala, Chief Executive Officer, Kudumba

14:00

Panel discussion: Modernising transport infrastructure to boost intra-Africa trade. Was Covid-19 an opportunity to overcome cross-border trade challenges, such as low-tech transport infrastructure?
  • Status update on border operations and regulations
  • Update on general technology based security services and solutions
  • Considerations to boost existing low-tech transport infrastructure
  • Transport infrastructure advancements

Panellists:
Danilo Nala, Chief Executive Officer, Kudumba
Trudie Nichols, Independent Consultant, Bowmans*
Tau Morwe, Independent Consultant (Former CE Transnet), South Africa*

15:00

19:00

Networking reception
VIP dinner hosted by Polana Serena Hotel (by invitation only)

Conference Day 2

Friday 23 JULY 2021

Please note that the programme featured below is provisional and may be subject to change. 

SESSION 3: RAIL SPOTLIGHT – THE LEVEL OF READINESS

09:00

Solution-focused case study: Best practice and lessons learnt for avoiding steps leading to project delays

Miguel Matabel, Chairman of the Board of Directors, CFM, Mozambique

09:15

Panel discussion: Rail authorities discuss current infrastructure projects and identify what is needed to overcome hurdles that stagger successful completion
  • What solutions been identified for overcoming challenges around rail networks and standardisation?
  • Next steps to further development
  • Partnerships in place and upcoming projects with port authorities

Panellists:
Johny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Transnamib, Namibia
Orlando Marques, Chief Executive Officer, Thai Mocambique Logistica, Mozambique
Miguel Matabel, Chairman of the Board of Directors, CFM, Mozambique
Ralph Mills, Chief Executive, Transnet Engineering, South Africa*
Christopher Musonda, Chief Executive Officer, Zambia Rail, Zambia
Dr Lorenco Sambo, Chief Executive Officer, APIEX*

10:30

Networking | refreshment break

SESSION 4: MOVING FORWARD FOR AFRICA’S PORTS

Moderator: Davies Kaluba, General Manager, Blue Eco Development Company Ltd, Zambia

11:00

Country-focused case study: Upgrades boost Maputo’s cargo handling numbers

Osorio Lucas, Chief Executive Officer, Maputo Port Development Company, Mozambique

11:15

Panel discussion: African ports and the challenges they must face. What will it take to lessen the pressure on traditional ports in the SADC region?
  • How can we ease current demands and over congestion?
  • A look at the shifts of port cargo to inland ports
  • The impact mega-ships have on traditional ports. How do we raise capital for deep-sea ports?
  • Impact of gas in Mozambique on traditional ports

Panellists:
Elias Mwenyo, Business Development Manager, Namport, Namibia
Egbert Moustache, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Seychelles Ports Authority, Seychelles
Osorio Lucas, Chief Executive Officer, Maputo Port Development Company, Mozambique
Andrew Pike, Head of Ports, Transport and Logistics, Bowmans, South Africa
Willie Coetsee, Senior Manager: Office of the CE, Transnet Port Terminals, South Africa*
Gonçalo Oliveira, International Business Manager, IP Engenharia, Portugal*

12:30

Networking | lunch break

SESSION 5: IMPROVING EFFICIENCY: ROAD AND CORRIDOR DEVELOPMENT IN SADC

Moderator: Erik Kok, Executive Director, African Ports and Corridor Holdings, Mauritius

14:00

Case study: Revamp in rehabilitation – plans for the SADC trunk road network

Mari Pennanen, Chief Business Development Officer, DSM Corridor Group, Tanzania

14:15

Panel discussion: Identifying best practice – what needs to be done to improve corridor efficiency and the handling of cargo in the SADC region?
  • Considerations for the need of inland terminals – advantages and where geographically would they make a difference in the SADC region?
  • Strategies to improve logistics and associated costs
  • Strategies to reduce long cargo clearance times

Panellists:
Mari Pennanen, Chief Business Development Officer, DSM Corridor Group, Tanzania
Mbahupu Hippy Tjivikua, Chief Executive Officer, Walvis Bay Corridor Group, Namibia
Maina Kiondo, Chief Executive Officer, LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority, Kenya*
Jurgen Maier, Owner & Advisor, Mobility Advisors, Switzerland*

15:30

End of conference

PART OF THE GLOBAL SERIES OF TRANSPORT EVOLUTION FORUMS

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Mozambique

21 – 23 July 2021

South Africa

21 – 22 September 2021